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This red cabbage and avocado salad is easy, pretty and delicious. It’s not every day you eat something purple; so I got excited about this. Purple cabbage is so striking; with it’s dark outer leaves curling around a royal purple center…

I stumbled upon this little gem on Instagram; posted by Tanya (@TMUR25). It sounded so simple and had a great list of ingredients. Her caption read “So yummy, been eating it all week.” I made it the next day. We agreed and ate it all week too! It keeps well in the fridge for a few days so don’t toss any leftovers!

Ingredients for Purple Cabbage and Avocado Salad:

1 medium head of purple cabbage, finely sliced (a mandolin works great for this)
1 avocado, diced

For the Dressing:

3 Tbsp chopped Dill (fresh or frozen)
3-4 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (what I used) or flax seed oil or
1/2 cup fresh squeezed (or good quality store-bought) Orange juice
Juice of 1 medium lemon (about 2 Tbsp)
3/4 tsp salt; or to taste
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper, or to taste

Red Cabbage Salad

How to Make the Red Cabbage and Avocado Salad:

1. Finely slice the cabbage; a mandolin slicer works great and shreds your cabbage really finely, but it can definitely be done by hand using a sharp chef’s knife. Place cabbage in a salad bowl.

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2. Cut avocado in half, use a spoon to scoop out the good stuff and discard the skin and pit. Dice avocado and place it over the cabbage.

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3. Combine all dressing ingredients: 3 Tbsp chopped dill, 3-4 Tbsp fresh parsley, 3 Tbsp oil, 1/2 cup fresh squeezed OJ, 2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice, 3/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper. Just before serving, stir everything to combine.

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Enjoy :). Tanya, thank you so much for sharing your yummy salad on Instagram!

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Natasha's Kitchen Cookbook

Red Cabbage and Avocado Salad Recipe

4.62 from 21 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 6

Ingredients for Purple Cabbage Salad:

  • 1 medium head of purple cabbage
  • 1 avocado, diced

For the Dressing:

  • 3 Tbsp chopped Dill, fresh or frozen
  • 3-4 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil or flax seed oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed, or good quality store-bought Orange juice
  • Juice of 1 medium lemon, about 2 Tbsp
  • 3/4 tsp salt; or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper, or to taste

Instructions

  • Finely slice the cabbage; a mandolin slicer works great and shreds your cabbage really finely, but it can definitely be done by hand using a sharp chef's knife. Place cabbage in a salad bowl.
  • Cut avocado in half, use a spoon to scoop out the good stuff and discard the skin and pit. Dice avocado and place it over the cabbage.
  • Combine all dressing ingredients: 3 Tbsp chopped dill, 3-4 Tbsp fresh parsley, 3 Tbsp oil, 1/2 cup fresh squeezed OJ, 2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice, 3/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper. Just before serving, stir everything to combine.
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword: Red Cabbage and Avocado Salad
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $

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  • Ana
    June 1, 2019

    Is there any way to make this work without the orange juice? it sounds so good but I try to avoid sugar as much as possible… 🙁

    Reply

    • Natasha
      June 2, 2019

      Hi Ana, I think it would still work well to add a little extra lemon juice. I hope you love the salad!

      Reply

  • Angel
    November 6, 2018

    If I added a cucumber to this would the spices used for the recipe be sufficient or would I need to add a little bit more?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 7, 2018

      That should be fine but I would taste test it and add more based on personal preference. I would love to know how you like it with that!

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      • Angel
        November 8, 2018

        Thank you! Also, what are your thoughts on using cilantro instead of parsley?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          November 8, 2018

          Hi Angel! I haven’t tried it with Cilantro so I can’t say. However, I would love to know how you like it if you experiment

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      • Angel
        November 8, 2018

        Thank you for your reply! Also, what are your thoughts on using cilantro instead of parsley?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          November 8, 2018

          You’re welcome Angel!

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          • Angel
            November 28, 2018

            I did try it with the cilantro, added the cucumber and also some bacon bits and it was delicious! I made some for our thanksgiving dinner and got a lot of compliments on the salad. I was a little sad that the avacado did not ripe in time so I just made it without the avacado but it was still very delicious!

          • Natashas Kitchen
            November 28, 2018

            I’m so happy you enjoyed that, Angel! Thank you for your great feedback!

  • Cynthia
    April 27, 2016

    Hi – New to the blog. Did a search on a salad with red cabbage in it because I had some I wanted to use up. 🙂 I was skeptical that this would taste good, but I’ve been trying hard to incorporate more fresh and whole foods into my diet. I actually changed this and used Italian salad dressing plus the chopped dill and parsley and fresh squeezed lemon and I thought it was delicious! Will definitely have it again.

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 27, 2016

      I love your ideas! Thank you so much for sharing!

      Reply

  • Tanya G
    November 9, 2015

    Very interesting recipe! I was really skeptical that this would taste good with the flavors (avocado with orange juice and lemon!?) but it totally works! And I agree, the key is to slice the cabbage thin.

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 9, 2015

      I’m so happy you enjoyed the salad! That’s a great point about slicing it thin. It definitely helps the salad to take on the dressing better. Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! 🙂

      Reply

  • philippe
    April 21, 2015

    Sound good nd easy will do for my ukrainien guest hope they likit

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 21, 2015

      I hope you all enjoy the recipe!

      Reply

  • olga
    August 10, 2014

    Made this salad tonight and was quite disappointed… everything in the dressing was overwhelming – I could taste everything in this salad had but separately as the flavors didn’t “click” together….

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 10, 2014

      Did you do anything differently? I’m bummed that you didn’t like it. Did you slice the cabbage thinly enough? I have found that if you slice it too thick, the marinade doesn’t incorporate as well.

      Reply

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